Which clinical history findings are characteristic of vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The onset and duration of symptoms in vertebrobasilar stroke depends, in large part, upon the etiology. Patients with basilar artery thrombosis typically have a waxing and waning course of symptoms, with as many as 50% of patients experiencing transient ischemic attacks for several days to weeks prior to the occlusion.


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